One of the central themes of this year's Interim Negotiations sessions, which have just opened in Bonn, is Global Stocktake (GST). On the first day, so besides the opening plenary, most of the events focused on it. The GST is the review mechanism under Art. 14 of the Paris Agreement that aims to assess every five years the progress made and how much more there is to be done to achieve the ultimate goals of the agreement.
The first technical assessment session of the Global Stocktake (GST) of greenhouse gas emissions concluded yesterday at the UN Interim Climate Negotiations. The GST is the process under Article 14 of the Paris Agreement for the five-yearly review of the commitments made by nations party to the agreement to reduce their climate-changing emissions. During these two weeks, negotiators have been meeting together with members of civil society, including scientists and experts called upon to support the assessment of the emissions data collected so far with presentations and technical opinions on their areas of expertise.